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Topic Originator: Lj
Post Date July 6, 2017 @ 7:35 AM
Why m12.851?

July 6, 2017 @ 7:35 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Help please. I'm in study right now and one of the questions is: " Arthritis following Pathological fracture of the right femur three years ago. " Residual: arthritis, cause: pathological fracture.
Codes: m12.851 arthropathy specified,hip
M84.451s pathological fracture
My question is, and forgive me as I'm so new, but I have tried all I can and I cannot see in my own how I would get to m12.851. I started indexing arthritis and I cannot see any path that would get me to know I should look under arthropathy for this. Can someone help me understand this?

July 28, 2017 @ 12:41 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Look at the guidelines in your ICD-10-CM book about these type of fractures.

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